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Passports: Pensioners

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pensioners in Enfield North constituency have received a free passport in each year since the introduction of the policy. (235434)

The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) does not ask passport holders to keep their address up to date on our database. Therefore, IPS cannot identify the number of current residents by geographical area that have taken advantage of the scheme to issue free passports to those applicants born on or before 2 September 1929.

Over 520,000 free passports have been issued since the scheme was introduced in 2004 as a way of recognising all those who had contributed to the national effort during the second world war.